We all know how good it is to stretch our brain muscles once in a while, to step out of our comfort zones and try something new. Well here you go.
I haven't worked in watercolor since high school (you remember, the year before fire was invented?) and I was super deluxe, extra horrible, really bad at it then. Who knows why but I ask a friend of mine who teaches middle and high school art at a private school nearby if there is a chance I might sit in on her class on the basics of watercolor. I'm hooked.
|#2 - my backyard, across the fields|
These are my first two paintings and while I am the first to admit that I am not ready to hang anything in a gallery, I can see potential. Definitely improvement from painting #1 to painting #2. Maybe my years of seeing things differently (beyond my eyes as a 15 year old) that has changed me. Or maybe it just clicks this time. I never try to guess.